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Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments


No COLA was payable in January 2010 because the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2009 did not increase from the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2008, and again in 2011 because the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2010 remained below the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2008. When the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2011 exceeded that for 2008 by 3.6%, establishing a new benchmark, a COLA was payable in 2012. Because the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2012 exceeded the average CPI-W for the third quarter of 2011 by 1.7%, the COLA for 2013 will be 1.7%. Because a COLA of 1.7% will be paid to Social Security beneficiaries in 2013, identical percentage increases in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and railroad retirement "tier 1" benefits will be paid, and other changes in the Social Security program will be triggered. Although COLAs under the federal Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the federal military retirement program are not triggered directly by the Social Security COLA, these programs use the same measuring period and formula for computing their COLAs. As a result, their recipients similarly will receive a 1.7% COLA in January 2013. This report is updated annually.


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Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Nov 08,2012  Pages: 6]

Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 19,2011  Pages: 5]

Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 19,2010  Pages: 5]

Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 19,2010  Pages: 5]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustments  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Aug 27,2009  Pages: 5]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2009  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 16,2008  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2008  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 18,2007  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2007  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 18,2006  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2006  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 18,2005  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2005  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 19,2004  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2004  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 16,2003  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2003  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 18,2002  Pages: 6]

Social Security: The Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2002  [Order No: 94-803  Release Date: Oct 25,2001  Pages: 6]